Open Researcher en Contributor ID (ORCID) is a non-profit organisation funded by institutional memberships, grant-making organisations and wide variety of research organisations and publishers.
A persistent, unique, numeric identifier for individual researchers and creators.
It distinguishes you from researchers and creators with the same or similar names.
ORCID is similar to ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, ISNI and other systems for identifying and distinguishing researchers and creators, but ORCID is rapidly becoming a universal system. It brings together disparate publication data and interoperate with a wide variety of information systems.
Benefits and advantages of using ORCID:
6 reasons to have an ORCID ID:
10 things you need to know about ORCID and its importance to you:
1. ORCIDs protect your unique scholarly identity
2. Creating an ORCID identifier takes 30 seconds
3. ORCID is getting big fast
4. ORCID lasts longer than your e-mail address
5. ORCID supports 37 types of "works", from articles to dance performances
6. You control who views your ORCID information
7. ORCID is glue for all your research services
8. Journals, funders and institutions are moving to ORCID
9. When everyone has an ORCID identifier, scholarship gets better
10. ORCID is open source, open data, and community driven
Submitted by Rebecca Bryant on Fri, 2014-04-25 21:46
The peer review section of your ORCID record recognises individual contributions that you have made to other organisations. These contributions can include evaluation of journal articles and books, as well as conference programs, grant award applications, and hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions. Unlike other sections of the ORCID record, reviews are automatically aggregated together based on a group identifier, usually for the organization or publication which organized the review.
Peer reviews can only be added to your ORCID record by a trusted organization. This can be done by the organizer of the review or evaluation, such as a publisher, society, funder, or research institution, or it can be done by a third-party review recognition service, such as Publons, which works with review organizers to recognize your reviews. In both cases, in order for your ORCID record to be updated, you will need to verify your iD by signing into ORCID, and grant the review organizer or third-party recognition review permission to update your ORCID record with information about your review contribution.
Update your personal information
Click on the Account settings tab at the top of the screen to edit your settings, e.g. add or alter your e-mail address, change password, etc.
In My ORCID record you can update your personal information, add education and employment information.
Add your publications
There are four ways to add works to your ORCID record yourself:
Add works by direct import from other systems to import links to your publications and other works to your ORCID record from other databases. This is the recommended process because it reduces or eliminates errors, and enables a reliable connection between your ORCID iD and your works
Auto-update of records
It is possible to allow publishers and databases such as Crossref or DataCite to use your ORCID information and to update automatically. For example: If you allow Crossref to update your ORCID record it will from then on automatically add your new publications to your ORCID record.
To import your publications from your Google Scholar Citation Profile, you will need to first export the publications list from Google Scholar in BibTeX format.
From your Google Scholar Citation profile page, select all your publications, then click Export to a BibTeX file. Once this is saved, login to your ORCID profile and under Works, select Add Works > Import BibTeX, and follow the instructions.